Manchester Youth Jazz Collective Summer School

  • 30.07.13 - 01.08.13
  • 10.00am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £60 f...

One Education Music in partnership with Brighter Sound and Band on the Wall is delighted to be working with the National Youth Jazz Collective to offer a new programme of opportunities for young musicians to play and learn together.

With Jazz weekends, half term and summer courses, workshops, master classes, jam sessions and performance opportunities; this programme is for all school aged musicians with an interest in Jazz (from beginner to advanced). The National Youth Jazz Collective focuses on small group improvisation in streamed groups designed to support all levels of ability (whatever the instrument).

“We really liked learning about improvisation – even though we’ve never done it before. It was fun when you got over being nervous.” 


Manchester Youth Jazz Collective Summer School 2013

Manchester Youth Jazz Collective presents a 3 – day summer school at Band on the Wall led by the NYJC Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Issie Barratt and the inspirational jazz musician and and educator Les Chisnall with support from the MYJC’s team of young mentors and ambassadors.

This is a great opportunity for all young jazz musicians wishing to work with expert jazz educators who are also active members of the international jazz scene – working in bespoke ensembles, each made up of young musicians of a similar standard

 “………really enjoyed his two days on the MYJC….it has been a very positive experience for him, in his words “it was good to be with like-minded people”

Dates:Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August 2013.

Times: 10am-4pm each day.

Venue: Band on the Wall 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ.

Total enrolment fee for the 3 days is £60.

 A FREE performance for family and friends will be given from 2.30pm-4.00pm in the main venue at Band on the Wall on Thursday 1st August. 

To book a place on the Summer School please return the APPLICATION FORM to Helena Summerfield at:

One Education Music, Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH.

Alternatively you can email the form to

Click HERE to download the Summer School application form


The cost of all participants’ places is supported by a grant from Youth Music.

A bursary scheme is available for young people in receipt of benefits. Please contact course co-ordinator, Helena Summerfield in confidence to request a form.

The National Youth Jazz Collective can also support and assess Arts Award candidates.